This is the third installment of the Redusernab Showdown Weekend with cars from Kevco Classic Car Sales of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I have already covered some cute compacts, and some big personal luxury cars, so how about a few sports cars? The dealer has three Corvettes currently for sale, and one lone, but incredible Jaguar. Which Sports Car would get your heart revved-up? I want to start with the 1962 Corvette. This is a last year edition just before Chevrolet introduced the Stingray Coupe and Convertible. This is also the last year for the solid live axle suspension system, so it really is the antique of these Corvettes. According to the dealer:
Truly an “Amazing” find, this 1962 Chevy Corvette Convertible is an original car from Columbia, Mo. It stayed in the mid-west over the years, until it was then traded back to the original selling dealer for a new 2011 Corvette. A complete “body off” restoration in the original “Fawn Beige” finish with fresh matching interior. Newer black soft-top is included. Equipped with a 327 Turbo-Fire V-8 with a 4-speed manual transmission, heater, new AM/FM cassette radio with the original factory unit in the trunk. The tires are like new, “knock off” wheel covers, and has the matching hard top. Just serviced, 562 miles since rest, Original documentation includes books, manuals, servicing receipts and true history of this fine example of an early 60’s Corvette. Full car cover included as well.
With a full restoration done, this car isn’t cheap. The asking price is $69,800, which is close to a base Corvette today. See the listing here, and take a look at all the pictures included, and tell me that this Corvette isn’t worth the money. Our next car is a 1971 Corvette Coupe, which shows off the original 1968 body work nicely. These cars were starting to become a personal GT Coupe by this time, with the pending emission regulations choking any raw performance the Corvettes of the 60s had. According to the dealer:
1971 Chevy Corvette Coupe finished in “Ontario Orange” with saddle leather interior. Equipped with a 350CID, 270HP V-8, and a 4-Speed Manual. Other equipment includes power steering, power brakes, cold a/c, tilt/telescoping wheel and t-tops. This car is absolutely gorgeous. Completely gone through and ready to go, with a $3,100 “complete servicing” just performed less than 500 miles ago.
Mileage currently shows 95,156 Miles, which means that this was a driver. Asking price for this very orange Corvette is $24,975, which I think is a bit steep for the year, and the mileage. See the listing here, and tell me what you think. This is a 1973 Corvette Convertible, and shows the first sign of the impending bumper standards that were imposed at that time. The Endura Plastic front end was handled better than the subsequent models with a bulbous rear end made of the same material. According to the dealer:
1973 Chevy Corvette equipped with the L84 350CID V-8, and a four speed stick. This is a numbers matching car (not a re-stamp). This is the motor that the car was born with. This Corvette is am unrestored survivor finished in #976 Mille Miglia Red with a #400 Black Interior. Very rare factory 4-Speed car. Only 4,943 convertibles were built in 1973 with less than 1,000 being 4-speed equipped cars. This car is equipped with a CD Player )original Radio comes with the car), and a full deluxe car cover. The car had the following work performed recently: A complete engine re-build to factory specifications, a new clutch was installed, the braking system has been overhauled including calipers, and the front end has also received a complete re-build. Excellent condition throughout, nexer tires, excellent glass, original books, all receipts and documents including maintenance history. Very low miles since re-build, as this car needs nothing.
Speaking of mileage, this car currently shows 109,191 Miles, which is really a lot for a Corvette. Asking price for this recently overhauled Vette is $23,975, which is $1,000 cheaper than the car above, but it is still a lot to pay for a high mileage Vette, even if everything has been restored. See the listing here to see if you agree with me. So, How come I’m showing a Jaguar with all these Corvettes. Just to see if there is anyone who will choose an unreliable, but very beautiful Brit over a dependable (which is debatable) Yank sports car. This is a truly luscious 1968 Jaguar XK-E 4.2 2+2 Coupe and according to the dealer:
A 1968 Jaguar “XKE” E-Type 2+2 stored for over 30 years in a climate controlled storage building. Just recently finished in beautiful Jaguar “Soft Yellow” with all new creme leather interior and seats just finished by top notch “Original Specification Jaguar Interiors”. Powered by a 4.2 inline six cyl. *300 H.P.** Just 1,676 miles on vehicle since all rebuilt /reworked (including head, new ISKY warmed cams, period correct new headers and more) Just re-built and tuned “Weber DCOE45s Carburetors (never used), close ratio 4 speed manual transmission “re-built” including new clutch and pressure plate (*very rare in 2+2 Coupe). Also rare was factory A/C (all just rebuilt and fully functional). All new brake work w/ lifetime warranty through Whitepost Inc. brakes, pads, rotors. The distributor was re-set for new configuration/timing. All motors, fans, raditor, condensor, etc..etc… were either new or re-built . All new rubbers, seals, all new “3 piece subframes”. After market (period correct) Canadian “low back pressure” 4 tip exhaust, re-built rear end, all new bushings, suspension, rod ends, ball joints, bearings, and shocks. Funtional and re-furbished “factory 8 track player” in “stereo” (complete with 2 tapes), New”period correct” tires and new or re-worked wheels, u-joints / hubs all re-built, aligned and tightened to specification. All wiring new, or re-wraped, all wiring connections were assembled with silver connector paste, new “Spax” adjustable front shocks, gas tank was boiled out and seal coated (orig. sending unit sent out and re-built) radiator, condensor for a/c, heater core all boiled and re-soldered. The car is a truly fine example and restored to it’s off the assembly line freshness. Runs and drives incredibly, photo history of complete restoration included. All books. documents, receipts etc. to be passed on to “new owner” upon purchase.
Mileage shows 1,676 Miles since overhaul, which means this is a practically brand new Jaguar. The price also reflects this status at $48,500, but this is a lot more desirable than the current XK, or XJ for that matter. See the listing here, and tell me what you think. [poll id=”96″]